Factors which may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse may be that

Factors which may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse may be that, the individual is less aware of their rights and may be socially isolated or require help with personal care and daily living. The individual may not be able to express themselves clearly and may have limited sex education. Vulnerable persons may have to share a home with people they have not chosen to be with or live in poor housing. Factors such as requiring more care than their carer can give or having difficulty understanding requests or actions and or may not know how to complain. Individuals who may receive support from several different carers may be more vulnerable to abuse and or may be in a relationship of unequal power or have a history of substance misuse. Living in an environment which is unsuitable, having no aids or adaptations could be a factor that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse, as well as having had limited life experiences and is not able to recognise risky situations.